Surely you would be driving over... or are your mechanical skills not to be 100% trusted for a 1200 mile trip?
I get to fly everywhere mate - why drive when you can fly (apart from those horrible hire cars). No more engineering for me - I run 'special' projects now for a global organisation
Was hoping you had it sorted sophos, sounded promising.
Look forward to seeing happens after the belt job.
It is def 1 million% better but still does not behave as expected - will get it sorted one way or another
Oooo sophos, looking good when it was nailed on 800 rpm. Hope you can get it sorted again. Mine actually idles perfectly well, it is when coming to a stop and depressing the clutch that I get the dreaded "idle bounce" thing, revs drop down to 200-300 and bounce up to 1000 and back down to 400-500, eventually settle again fine at 800 (maybe takes 5 seconds). No lumpiness at all. Absolutely no other symptoms. There seems to be no definative answer to this :/
Ah, here is another observation. When the car is stationary at idle, it idles at perfectly at 880rpm vs. an ECU expected 850rpm - not worried about the extra 30rpm at all (probably tolerance thershold)
When driving and coming to a stop, the car hovers around 1400rpm before finally dropping to 880rpm. I fully understand that the car using the speed sensor pickup would expect to keep the revs up (expectancy of acceleration rather than stopping) but not for this long...
All components seem to be working effectively independently, just not as a sum...
Good stuff, will get to the bottom of it and post back